Harold’s research is focused on statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology. His primary research goal is to understand the genetic architecture of human extreme longevity and sub-phenotypes of longevity and to develop advanced statistical modeling of genetic data to elucidate the genetic basis of complex polygenic traits. He also has collaborative research projects with colleagues at OSU that have led to publications and extramural funding. In one of these projects, Harold and his team have been examining the effects of recreational marijuana legalization in the U.S. on substance uses and health behaviors among undergraduate students across a 10-year time period.
Oregon State University researcher Harold Bae joins Oregon Public Broadcasting's 'Think Out Loud' to discuss what we know about the genetic contribution in aging and what’s known as “exceptional longevity.”